Posted by: crisdiaz24 | February 28, 2009

ACTIVE AND PASSIVE QUESTIONS

QUESTIONNAIRE A

1. A. The First World war ended when the Armistice was signed on November, 11, 1918.

B. _____________________ (How many?) people were killed and wounded during that war.

2. A: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked off World War 1.

B. He was murdered at ____________________ (Where?) in June 1914.

3. A. The theory of evolution was formulated by Darwin after his journey to South America aboard the English survey ship Beagle.

B. The theory was developed in his book ____________________ (What?).

4. A. ____________________ (Who?) wrote the stories of Dracula.

B. The stories are set in Transylvania.

5. A. The Eiffel Tower was built to celebrate the Centennial Exposition in 1889.

B. It is ____________________ (How?) metres high.

6. A. The United Nations is an organisation based on ____________________ (What?).

B. The first commitment to establish a new international organisation was made in the Atlantic Charter, and was signed by Roosevelt and Churchill.

7. A. Nelson Mandela was sent to prison for twenty-eight years.

B. ____________________ (Who?) released him in 1990.

8. A. The statue of _____________________ (Whose?) stands on a mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro.

B. It is situated on Mount Corcovado, 2,310 feet high.

9. A. England was invaded for the last time in 1066.

B. The English forces were defeated at ____________________ (Where?)

10. A. ____________________ (Who / write?) A Tale of Two Cities?

B. The novel is set in London and Paris.

11. A. Lord Nelson was mortally wounded during the Battle of Trafalgar and died as the Battle ended.

B. The British victory put an end to ____________________ ‘s (Whose?) plans for invading England.

12. A. The Statue of Liberty was built by ____________________ (Who?)

B. It was built as a present from France to the United States.

13. A. The war in Afghanistan was sparked off by the attacks on the Twin Towers.

B. ____________________ (How many) people were killed during these terrorist attacks.

14. A. ____________________ (Which plants?) produce opium.

B. It has been used for centuries in medicine for the relief of pain.

15. A. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.

B. ____________________ (What?) can be seen flying in the film.

16. A. The Theory of Relativity was developed by ____________________ (Who?).

B. It was not published until 1916.

17. A. WW2 broke out when Germany invaded Poland.

B. An unconditional surrender of all German armed forces was signed  on ____________________ (When?)

18. A. ____________________ (What novel?) was written by Tolkien between 1954 and 1955.

B. The Silmarillion presents the mythological beginnings of Middle Earth.

19. A. The Last Supper was painted by Leonardo da Vinci between 1495 and 1497.

B. It can be seen in ____________________ (Where?).

QUESTIONNAIRE B

1. A. The First World war ended _____________________ (when?)

B. 37 million people were killed and wounded during that war.

2. A: The assassination of ______________________ (Whose?) sparked off World War 1.

B. He was murdered at Sarajevo in June 1914.

3. A. The theory of ____________________ (What?) was formulated by Darwin after his journey to South America aboard the English survey ship Beagle.

B. The theory was developed in his book The Origin of Species.

4. A. Bram Stoker wrote the stories of Dracula.

B. The stories are set in ____________________ (Where).

5. A The Eiffel Tower was built to ____________________ (Why?) in 1889.

B. It is 300 metres high, and it was the highest building in the world until 1930.

6. A. The United Nations is an organisation based on the sovereign equality of its members.

B. The first commitment to establish a new international organisation was made in the Atlantic Charter, and was signed by _____________________ (Who?).

7. A. Nelson Mandela was sent to prison for ____________________ (How long… for?) years.

B. President de Klerk released him in 1990.

8. A. The statue of Christ the Redeemer stands on a mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro.

B. It is situated on ____________________ (Which mountain?)

9. A. England was invaded for the last time in ____________________ (When?)

B. The English forces were defeated at the Battle of Hastings.

10. A. Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities.

B. The novel is set in ____________________ (Which cities?)

11. A. ____________________ (Who?) was mortally wounded during the Battle of Trafalgar and died as the Battle ended.

B. The British victory put an end to Napoleon’s plans for invading England.

12. A. The Statue of Liberty was built by Bartholdi.

B. It was built ____________________ (why?)

13. A. _____________________ (Which war?) was sparked off by the attacks on the Twin Towers.

B. 2,800 people were killed during the attacks.

14. A. Poppies produce opium.

B. It has been used for centuries ____________________ (What… for?)

15. A. ____________________ (Which film) is based on the novel by J. K. Rowling?

B. A car can be seen flying in it.

16. A. The Theory of Relativity was developed by Einstein.

B. It was not published until ____________________ (When?)

17. A. WW2 broke out when ____________________ (When?)

B. An unconditional surrender of all German armed forces was signed on May, 7 1945.

18. A. The Lord of the Rings was written by Tolkien between 1954 and 1955.

B. _____________________ (What novel?) presents the mythological beginnings of Middle Earth.

19. A. ____________________ (What mural?) was painted by Leonardo da Vinci between 1495 and 1497.

B. It can be seen in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan.

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